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Comet 88P Howell

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension8h 12.2m
Declination23° 33'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth4.757 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation15/11/2015
Altitude24.8°
Azimuth296° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun88.9°
Ecliptic latitude3.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.841 AU
Perihelion1.356 AU
(06/04/2015)
Aphelion4.858 AU
Period5.48 years
Eccentricity0.563501
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun9.001 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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